John J. Aponick Jr.: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

John J. Aponick Jr.

John J. Aponick is senior counsel with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to defense litigation in areas of professional and medical liability products liability, motor vehicle, premises, aviation and insurance contract defense.
Phone(570) 496-4618

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Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Aviation
  • Insurance Law
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3118, Scranton, PA, 18505-3118
University Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, A.B., 1957
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LL.B., Bachelor of Laws, 1960
Admitted1961, Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

•American Board of Trial Advocates, diplomat
•Defense Research Institute
•Lackawanna County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute, past president, member of board of directors
•Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association


Since 1961, John has focused his practice on defense litigation in the following areas: health care provider liability, medical malpractice, product liability, professional liability, defamation, auto liability, premises liability, general liability and aviation liability. He joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a shareholder on July 1, 1996, and is a member of the Health Care Department.

John has represented physicians practicing in multiple specialties, including neurosurgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesiology and radiology, as well as dentists, physiatrists, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, cardiologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, optometrists, physician assistants, nurses, emergency medicine, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

John graduated from Princeton University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, where he received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1960. After completing active duty with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, John joined the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, firm of Bedford, Waller, Griffith, Darling & Mitchell. He completed the remainder of his military tour with the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

In 1975, John formed the litigation firm of Griffith, Aponick & Musto, P.C., which in 1989 merged with the Wilkes-Barre firm Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald.

John is past president of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and served on its board for many years prior to and following his term as president. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. John has been a guest lecturer at the Dickinson School of Law and has lectured at many seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2004 in the area of personal injury defense.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, National Business Institute, June 2014

Ethical Considerations in the Insurance Relationship, Pennsylvania Defense Institute & Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, August 2009

Panel Discussion: Ethical Dilemmas Pertaining to the Tripartite Relationship, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Ausut 2008

Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
•fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2004-2011, 2013-2015


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John J. Aponick Jr.

50 Glenmaura National Boulevard
MoosicPA 18507


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